Surf Forecast
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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
532 AM CST FRI DEC 2 2016

.FOR THE BEACHES FROM MALAQUITE BEACH TO PORT ARANSAS...

TXZ242-243-022345-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
532 AM CST FRI DEC 2 2016

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              73                    71
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        70                    69
WATER LEVEL:                  0.68 FT MSL           0.8 FT MSL
WIND:                         E 17 MPH              E 14 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 SATURDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 74                  72 / 73

SKY         MORNING:          CLOUDY                CLOUDY
            AFTERNOON:        CLOUDY                MOSTLY CLOUDY
            EVENING:          CLOUDY                CLOUDY

WEATHER     MORNING:          SHOWERS               SHOWERS / TSTMS
            AFTERNOON:        SHOWERS / TSTMS       SHOWERS / TSTMS
            EVENING:          SHOWERS / TSTMS       SHOWERS / TSTMS

PRECIP CHC  MORNING:          60%                   55%
            AFTERNOON:        70%                   55%
            EVENING:          70%                   65%

WIND        MORNING:          E 16-21 MPH           S 16-17 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        E 18-22 MPH           S 16-17 MPH
            EVENING:          SE 13-20 MPH          SE 15-18 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            MODERATE              LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               LOW                   MODERATE

UV INDEX:                     MODERATE              LOW

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             4 FEET                5 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        7 SECONDS             8 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     LOW : 951 AM          LOW : 1028 AM
                              HIGH: 708 PM          HIGH: 745 PM

.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...RAINY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE SUNDAY. PRECIPITATION
WILL END BY LATE MONDAY. NO PRECIPITATION TUESDAY. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S TO LOWER 70S. LOWS IN THE 60S.

* A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS MEANS WIND AND/OR WAVE CONDITIONS
  SUPPORT STRONGER AND/OR MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS.  RESEARCH HAS
  SHOWN RIP CURRENTS ARE TYPICALLY MORE FREQUENT AND STRONGER IN
  THE VICINITY OF JETTIES...INLETS...AND PIERS.

* A LOW RISK OF RIP CURRENTS MEANS THAT ANY RIP CURRENTS THAT DO
  FORM ARE LIKELY TO BE WEAK BUT STILL MAY POSE A DANGER TO POOR
  SWIMMERS. RESEARCH HAS SHOWN RIP CURRENTS ARE TYPICALLY MORE
  FREQUENT IN THE VICINITY OF JETTIES...INLETS...AND PIERS AND
  THESE CAN BE QUITE STRONG ON DAYS WHERE THE OVERALL RIP CURRENT
  THREAT IS LOW...ESPECIALLY IF STRONG SOUTHERLY OR NORTHEASTERLY
  WINDS EXIST.

* SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.
  DONT FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE
  SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE...FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR
  WAVE FOR HELP. IF TIRED...FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF
  THE RIP CURRENT.

* WAVE HEIGHT AND PERIOD FORECASTS ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF DEEP OCEAN
  WAVES OVER THE OFFSHORE WATERS...NOT SURF CONDITIONS.

$$

TE/WC



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